This Homemade focaccia bread recipe is easy to make, naturally vegan, flavorful and truly the best! Top this soft and pillowy yeast bread with cherry tomatoes, garlic, olives, fresh rosemary sprigs, and sea salt or any flavors you like to create your own favorite focaccia!
The Best vegan Foccacia bread
A versatile basic focaccia recipe that requires just a few simple ingredients should definitely not be missing here on the blog! It is not only very simple but also a great swap for classic baguette, Indian vegan naan or traditional bread. It makes a perfect accompaniment to salads or various hearty dishes with a Mediterranean flair. However, I also like to reheat a piece in the oven just for a quick snack whenever I feel a little hungry. Not only the smell of freshly baked homemade focaccia but also the taste is amazingly delicious so please give it a try!
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Use your favorite Toppings
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Feel free to experiment with countless options for toppings. I used cherry tomatoes, olives, and fresh rosemary to top the focaccia, however, feel free to sub in your favorite toppings. Caramelized red onion or fennel would be lovely, as would sun-dried tomatoes and thyme, perhaps with a drizzle of honey or agave? Mmmm. The possibilities are endless!
Easy Homemade Focaccia Bread
If you’ve never baked bread before, please don’t be intimidated by the idea of making your own homemade dough! Basically, you only need six simple pantry ingredients to make this focaccia dough. And yes, you do need to work with yeast and use a rolling pin to make this focaccia, but I promise it’s EASY! Please keep in mind though, that you’ll need to let the dough rest and rise for about an hour before you’ll bake it, so you’ll want to make sure you plan accordingly.
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Also, another pro tip: Make sure you check the expiry date on your yeast. Sounds obvious, I know, but the yeast is essential for the bread to rise and give you a light, airy, open-crumb focaccia as a result. I’m certain you’ll nail this easy recipe on your first attempt. You’ll never go back to store-bought focaccia again!
Ingredients for vegan focaccia bread
To make this homemade bread dough, all you need are six basic pantry staples. It’s all-purpose flour or bread flour, sugar or agave syrup, active dry yeast, olive oil, salt, and warm water. The toppings are totally customizable, depending on your favorites or what you have at the moment. Red onion, black or green olives, cherry tomatoes or sun-dried tomatoes, fennel, fresh herbs like rosemary or thyme and flaky sea salt would all be lovely. You do you!
How to make the vegan focaccia bread
Step 1: Making the yeast dough
The bread dough comes together very easily. First, whisk together the flour, sugar, yeast, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add the water (make sure it’s lukewarm) and olive oil and combine everything together with a spatula or wooden spoon until the mixture comes together.
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